Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CSFF Blog Tour: Night of the Living Dead Christian

I don't normally like to get too personal on this blog, especially on a tour week when there's a slim chance that somebody might actually read the thing, but just in case my review of this month's featured book, Night of the Living Dead Christian by Matt Mikalatos, is a little frivolous and concentrates on how much fun Matt's writing is, I thought it might be appropriate to share the paragraph that really jumped out and bit me in the neck. And there were plenty more like it, snippets of dialogue that contained real thought-provoking truth. As a writer, moments like these serve to remind me of the power that stories can have - even silly stories about vampires and zombies. As a flawed and arguably monstrous human being, this particular moment was really a little closer to home than it had any right to be!

Anyway, this is Lara, the reformed vampire, relating what she learned from a pastor:
He showed me the fountain, but I'm still drinking from it. There's a well inside of me, but sometimes I want a drink that's faster, easier, and I take what I can get. There's a part of me that's not a vampire anymore, and there's this other part that still wants to be, sometimes. So every day I have to get a little sunshine, because sunlight doesn't kill vampires, it just burns the vampire out and leaves the human stronger. But until all the work is done I'm a vampire with a tan.
I think I need to be less afraid of the sunlight.


Keanan Brand said...

Amen, brother. Amen.

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

I also found a number of meaningful passages such as the one you quoted, Steve. Insightful AND funny. What a great combination!


Janeen Ippolito said...

Same here--very quotable, convicting book!

Matt Mikalatos said...

Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your transparency.